The New York Rangers lost their third game in their last four tries on Thursday night, falling 4-1 to the Ottawa Senators. Martin Biron started in net in place of Henrik Lundqvist and struggled, recording 18 saves on 21 shots faced.
Ryan Callahan put the Rangers up 1-0 momentarily, scoring on a wristshot in close off an assist by Brad Richards. Zack Smith put the Senators on the board just over minute later on a long slapshot assisted by Condra. Nick Foligno scored at the end of the first period to put Ottawa up for good.
After a scoreless second period, Kyle Turris put the Senators up 3-1 with his ninth goal of the season. Jason Spezza padded the score even further with an empty-netter for 29th tally of the year. The Rangers finish up their three-game road stand at Chicago on Friday, before heading home for seven straight games.